Analytical Analyst

by Catalent Pharma Solutions

Position Type: Full-time
Location: Strathroy, ON
Date Posted: Jul 04, 2024
Catalent Pharma Solutions

Job Description

Analytical Analyst

Catalent is a global, high-growth, public company, and a leading partner for the pharmaceutical industry in the development and manufacturing of new treatments for patients worldwide. Your talents, ideas, and passion are essential to our mission: to help people live better, healthier lives. Catalent is committed to a Patient First culture through excellence in quality and compliance, and to the safety of every patient, consumer and Catalent employee. This is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in developing the strategy for our new pharmaceutical site and shape the future of our operations in North America.


Reporting to the Quality Control Supervisor, the Analytical Analyst is responsible for coordinating and performing laboratory activities/projects including performing analysis of raw materials, finished product and stability samples using instrumental and wet chemistry methods. The Analytical Analyst is part of a scientific team that assists in the advancement of pharmaceutical products produced by the organization.


Shifts: Regular working hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM or 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM with a 30-minute unpaid lunch


The Role

  • Have detailed knowledge and be able to conduct Finished Product QC release testing as required by the role with daily supervision as required using techniques such as Balances, pH meter, UV, Karl Fisher, FT-IR, TLC, Dissolution, HPLC (to include degradation analysis), Coulometric Karl Fisher, including basic trouble shooting.

  • Responsible for the testing of raw materials, finished products and stability samples by instrumental and wet chemistry methods described in compendia references or in-house methods.

  • Prepare solvents and reagents, as required.

  • Calibrate and maintain instruments according to relevant SOPs.

  • Maintain adequate levels of laboratory supplies.

  • Maintain laboratory environment in a safe and clean manner such as laboratory/equipment cleaning, glassware washing, storing of supplies, etc.

  • Always comply with SOPs and GMPs.

  • Perform other duties as required.


The Candidate

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Chemistry or related field is required.

  • 2+ years of experience as a lab analyst is preferred.

  • Experience working in a pharmaceutical and/or GMP facility is an asset.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and resolve quality issues, optimize quality systems and processes, and drive continuous improvement. The candidate should be able to make informed decisions in a timely manner, considering both operational and regulatory requirements.

  • Strong technical/scientific background.

  • Knowledge of laboratory techniques, terminology, equipment, and materials.

  • Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.

  • Demonstrate applicable ethics and due diligence.

  • Good communication (written and verbal), and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

  • The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel and to manipulate keys on a keyboard.

  • Use of manual dexterity is required.

  • The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, bend, or twist, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

  • There is also the potential exposure to chemicals.


Why You Should Join Catalent

  • Comprehensive Benefit Package (Health, Dental, Vision, & Life Insurance)

  • Group Retirement Savings –Registered Pension Plan (RPP) with employer contributions

  • Paid Time Off Programs including vacation, banked time & personal time.

  • Employee Reward & Recognition programs

  • Opportunities for professional and personal development & growth including tuition reimbursement.

Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career!  Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help us bring over 7,000 life-saving and life-enhancing products to patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where employees work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market. Catalent produces more than 70 billion doses per year, and each one will be used by someone who is counting on us. Join us in making a difference. 

Catalent is committed to the health and safety of its employees, visitors and the customers and patients we serve. As a result of the global pandemic, we have modified many of our recruitment and on-boarding processes to maintain everyone’s safety. The Human Resources teams will communicate all necessary safety processes and procedures throughout each stage.


personal initiative. dynamic pace. meaningful work.

Visit Catalent Careers to explore career opportunities.


Catalent is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on any characteristic protected by local law.


If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email, and confirming your request for an accommodation and include the job number, title and location to This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be processed by a U.S. Catalent employee and then routed to a local recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.


Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives: Catalent Pharma Solutions (Catalent) is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any Catalent employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Catalent. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.